Ayurvedic medicine has evolved over 3000 years to provide a truly holistic approach to health. We look at the top 5 tips for combating hair loss.
Born in India 3000 years ago, Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to medicine and health. Primarily preventative in nature it does also offer a full menu of balms, potions, and ointments for illness and disease.
It draws on India’s rich abundance of plants, herbs and spices to address problems on an individual basis. Clients are assessed on a range of physical aspects which include seemingly abstract coordinates like height and hair color. While much of western medicine might look down on these old wives tales research has discovered, time and again, that these ancient remedies are based on real science… studies often finding that they are as effective as their modern equivalents.
Ayurvedic Approach to Hair Loss
Practitioners of Ayurveda will tell you that hair loss is due to an imbalance in your “pitta dosha.” So this list of treatments is comprised of several different approaches all aimed at balancing your pitta dosha. The great news is that all of them are available from your own kitchen and easily delivered in the comfort of your own home. You may well already have all the necessary ingredients, if not then a trip to your local supermarket is all that is required… though there is always the internet if your local choice is limited.
Certain foods are credited with bring balance back to your pitta dosha. “Cool and mild foods” are the order of the day. Buttermilk, coconut oil and cinnamon are recommended. Along with fruits like melons and grapes which are credited with keeping hair strong and healthy.
This potent berry can be eaten as it is. Alternatively, buy amla powder and add two teaspoons to some coconut oil… heat the mixture until the oil turns brown. Allow to cool for two or three minutes before massaging it into the hair and scalp.
3. Fenugreek Seeds
These are packed with vitamins and folic acid as well as being a source of protein and nicotonic acid. To use, soak the seeds overnight. Grind them into a paste and apply to the roots of your hair. Rinse off with a mild shampoo after twenty minutes.
Yep. Curd. Stuffed with the proteins that healthy hair follicles require it makes a surprising amount of sense to apply some on your hair and scalp… leave for 15 minutes before shampooing out with a mild product.
5. Bhingraj Oil
Dependant on where you live, this might be the one you need to find on the internet. But if you take the trouble you will find yourself in possession of the “king of herbs” according to Ayurvedics.
It simply needs to be heated for 30 seconds till warm and applied directly to the scalp through massage, for about 15 minutes. Leave it in the hair for a further 30 before rinsing out.
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There you have it. The benefit of 3000 years of study delivered straight from your own kitchen. We would recommend any or all of these as sensible additions to your hair scalp care regime.
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